DELIVERED AT THE
FIFTEENTH ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT
March 1st, 186 5.
BY HENRY N. MARTIN, M. D,
OP BUFFALO, N. Y.
PUBLISHED BY REQUEST OF THE HAHNEMANNIAN INSTITUTE.
FRANKLIN PRINTING HOUSE.
In order that there may be no misunderstanding as to what the Hahnemann Insti-
tute is, it is proper to state that it was called into existence fifteen years ago, for the
purpose of supplying a great need to students attending lectures at the Homoeopathic
Medical College at Philadelphia, viz. : a thorough review of the lectures of the College
Faculty, and for mutual improvement in medical science. This end is attained by the
regular quiz lectures of the Faculty of the Institute. The list of Officers aud Faculty
of the Institute, published on the last page of this Address, will not be mistaken for
the Faculty of the College.
Friends of Homoeopathy and Gentlemen of the Hahnemannian
We have come together this evening to celebrate the fifteenth
annual commencement of the Institute ; and you have done me
the honor to appoint me to deliver the few words of parting, on an
occasion which, to all of us, is one of sadness as well as joy. Of
sadness, because we know that we shall never all meet again this
side the grave ; that when we give the parting shake of the
hand, and gaze into each other's eyes — now radiant with hope and
beaming with the light of living souls — it will be a final parting
and a last look. Of joy, because we go home to our friends, our
wives and children, from whom we have been long separated, and
because hope sings a joyful song to willing, trustful hearts.
The contemplation of the bright future— enchanting and beau-
tiful in the distance as the rainbow in the heavens, with its full
golden realization ever eluding our grasp, like the pot of gold, said
to be hidden where the rainbow touches the earth — makes this a
While more or less bright anticipations gladden our thoughts,
many of us are doomed to sad and sorrowful disappointments,
while some of us may reap, in the harvest field of life, a greater
abundance of the golden fruit than our fondest hopes now picture
We should remember that much of our future success or failure
will depend upon what preparations we have made, and how we
start out in the journey.
We have begun, during the term of our medical lectures and
preliminary studies, the foundation work of our future medical
edifice, and we have laid its corner-stone. We have dedicated it
to the memory of the immortal Hahnemann, and we have chiseled
deep upon its surface " Similia similibis curanter" From this point
we date the commencement of our real practical studies, and though
we go forth from these halls duly accredited physicians, the ques-
tion of real fitness for the practice of the profession of our choice
is yet to be decided, and this decision rests with a discriminating-
Heretofore we have been studying the theory ; we have now to
make a practical application of it, and our success will be just in
proportion to the amount of ability, tact and genius which we bring
to the work.
We believe the law of therapeutics, which governs the applica-
tion of medicines in our school, is truly a law of nature, and there-
fore unerring and unchanging. We know that when certain con-
ditions are present, the application of certain remedies will produce
unvarying results. There can be, and is no exception to the law,
and when we do not get the anticipated result, we will find, after
a closer search, that we have not properly judged of the conditions.
The fault is not in the law, but in our judgments. Believing that
we have this law established upon a sure foundation to guide us,
we go forth into the world clad in the whole panoply of confidence,
well knowing that the shafts of envy and ridicule cannot penetrate
our armor of truth.
If the therapeutical law of our school is not wholly and entirely
true, it is wholly and totally false, and, therefore, without consider-
ation or worth, and we are left, like our opponents, outcasts upon
a sea of conjecture and experiment, the creatures of every passing
wave, grasping at whatever may seem to be able to sustain us for
the moment. In view of these facts, what are our duties as
Homoeopathic physicians? The first great duty is obvious. Since
we have a law that is unvarying and unchanging, we should be
fixed and immovable in our adherence to it, never swerving to the
right or left in search of a seeming advantage, but ever keeping
our minds centered upon that law which, if rightly appreciated and
intelligently applied, will always respond to our every need.
Our calling is truly a noble one, and it should command the at-
tention of noble men, for our duties lead us into intimate relations
with the most refined and learned of both sexes. Poets, Artists,
Lawyers, Priests and Bishops, learned Judges and able Soldiers,
besides many of the crowned heads of Europe, are among the
patrons of our art. These considerations should lead us to become
learned in the collateral arts and sciences, and to cultivate refined
and gentlemanly manners.
It may not be out of place here to name a few of those distin-
guished persons who are and have been patrons of Homoeopathy
in this country and in Europe. Among these are Hon. Wm. H.
Seward, Secretary of State, Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretaiy of War,
Hon. S. P. Chase, Chief Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court, Sen-
ators Grimes, Henry "Wilson, Bayard, Colfax, Cowan and Sprague,
Hon. Erastus Corning, Hon. Anson Burlingame, Major Generals
George B. McClellan, Halleck and Banks, Eev. T. Starr King,
Wm. Cullen Bryant, Henry W. Longfellow, Washington Irving,
Mayor Lincoln, of Boston, Hon. Jacob Sleeper, Hon. Charles B.
Hall, Hon. A. Oakley Hall, Hon. Daniel F. Teiman, Hon. B. F.
Pinckney, Hon. James M. Smith, Hon. David Dudley Field, Hon.
James T. Brady, Cyrus W. Field, Wm. Lloyd Garrison, Moses H.
Grinnell, Edwin Forrest, Judge Metcalf, of the Supreme Court of
Mass., Bishop Baker, of the M. E. Church, of Mass., Bishop Pot-
ter, of Philadelphia, Jay Cooke, of Philadelphia, Ex-Governor
GeneVal Hammond, of Canada, and Gov. Morton, of Indiana.
In foreign countries we have the Earl of Essex, Lord Lovaine,
Sir John Doveton, Admiral Gambier, Lord E. Grosvenor, the Earl
of Wilton, the Duke of Beaufort, Viscount Lismore, the Duke of
Wellington, Field Marshal the Marquis of Anglesey, the late Arch-
bishop Whately, the Marquis of Worcester, Sir Edward Bulwer
Lytton, Miss Frederica Bremer, the late Marshal St. Arnaucl,
French Minister of War, the late Chevalier Bunsen, Minister Pleni-
potentiary from Prussia to the Court of St. James, the Duke of
Saxe-Coburg, the Duke of Lucca, the Duke of Anhalt-Koethen,
the Duchess of Anhalt-Dessau, the Duchess of Cambridge, the
Grand Duke of Baden, the Grand Duke of Weimer, the Grand
Duke of Hesse, the Grand Duke Constantine, of Russia, the Arch
Duke John, of Austria, Princess Frederick, of Prussia, Princess
Wilhelin, of Prussia, the late Empress Maria Louisa, of Austria,
the late Francis 1st, of Naples, and the Queen Dowager of Naples,
the King of Hanover, the King of Belgium, the King of Prussia,
the Queen of Spain, the Emperor of Russia, the late Emperor
Nicholas, of Russia, the Emperor of Austria, and the Emperor of
These names are but the index to the great volume of names of
distinguished persons who are patrons of Homoeopathy, and they
have been recited here in part to answer the sneer that is sometimes
thrown at us by our opponents, that Homoeopathy is not fashionable.
The practice of Homoeopathic physicians being among those well
able to pay, and, moreover, among those who know when a good
service is done them, it is their duty to charge good fees for their
services, and what is still more important, collect them.
What costs but little is but little appreciated, and generally worth
as little as it costs, therefore, gentlemen, prescribe your fees in ap-
It is better for the community and for ourselves that we do less
business and charge higher prices. It is better to make ten visits
and charge twenty dollars, than to make twenty visits for twenty
dollars, because it takes less of our time, and gives us more time
to pursue our studies, which time, if properly applied, makes our
services invaluable to our patients. By pursuing this policy, proper
attention may be paid to every case, and thereby obtain more
prompt cures than those who seek to do a large business at small
prices, and consequently have no time to devote to any of their
patients. By prompt cures we secure an extended reputation, and
in the end he who did half the business at double the prices, and
collected his bills, will become more learned, more wealthy, and
have a larger practice than any of his neighbors, and then, having
thoroughly studied in his earlier practice, he has more time and
more knowledge to devote to the interests of his patients.
I am sure, gentlemen, this is the way to succeed. If the old
school doctor chooses to charge small fees for his large doses, it is
not well to imitate him, for though he may obtain a very large
practice, it will be sure to be a very poor one.
It is one of the boasts of our school that we obtain our knowl-
edge, not by experimenting upon the sick but upon the healthy ;
we should not therefore desire to obtain a large number of patients
for the purpose of experimenting upon them ; we also never should
commit the folly of offering our medicines to people unasked : beg-
ging people to take our little pellets only subjects us to ridicule,
and converts no one. Skillful practice, and as a consequence good
cures, will assuredly cause our pellets to be diligently sought for
and willingly paid for.
It may be thought that I am taking too mercenary a view of
things, but this is really not the case, for as the old maxim says,
"Charity begins at home." Our families must be supported, and
protected from want and penury, and it is our duty to provide for
their future welfare, still we are not to forget the worthy poor. Some
one has said, "there are three classes of poor people, God's poor, the
Devil's poor, and the poor devils," and it is our duty to give our
services to (rod's poor, because they are deserving, and would pay
us if they could. The other two classes never would pay us, even if
they could. Let the Devil's poor and the poor devils, then, go to
the poor doctors, who never charge anything for their services.
Want of independence is too common among physicians. An
old nurse or anxious grandmother or parent will often say, " now,
doctor, don't you think a mustard plaster would do some good? "
The doctor says, "well, perhaps it would; you may try it." From
that moment the doctor has taken in a partner in the treatment of
that case, and his partner reasons that if he had known his busi-
ness he would not have adopted the suggestion. He didn't know
what to do, and so was willing to try an experiment.
We should always have entire charge of our patients, insist that
our orders are obeyed, allow no dictation or interference of any
kind, and then be responsible for the case. If we allow dicta-
tion or interference, we lose our self-respect and the respect of our
patient, and deservedly so, too, and if the patient dies we get the
discredit of it, while if the patient recovers we get no credit for it;
the old nurse, or whoever interfered, will relate far and near the
wonderful efficacy of that mustard plaster which she recommended.
" The doctor didn't know what to do, and I recommended a mustard
plaster, and it cured the patient right up."
We should be thoroughly upright and honest in our opinions to
the sick. Never say to a patient whom we know it will take two
years to cure, that we can cure him in a month. Holding out de-
lusive hopes to the patient always works injury to the physician.
Tell the honest truth. If you think so, then tell the patient it will
take two years to cure him, and that in the meantime he must ex-
pect to suffer a great deal in order to regain good health, never for-
getting also the injunction that he must place himself entirely
under your care, doing nothing for himself, nor permitting any one
else to do so. Now he has confidence in you and will stick by you.
Deceiving little children is a sin which the old school has been
always guilty of. The confiding child is told that the nauseous
dose which it is desired to take is sweet, and so induced to take it,
and ever after the doctor is held in abhorrent remembrance, and
when he visits the house the frightened child hides away and
breathlessly awaits his departure. Worse than this, an innocent,
confiding nature has been turned into an artful and distrusting one,
and the bad example of lying may lead to the utter ruin and moral
degradation of that child. The bare fact that falsehoods have to
be resorted to to induce the patient to take what nature rejects and
abhors, is one of the best arguments against the old school.
What a different picture is presented when the Homoeopathic
doctor visits his little patients ; they get upon his knees and twine
their little arms about his neck, and greet him as a friend, one in
whom they can confide, one who has never deceived them. This
is one of the beautiful features of our practice, and in this as in
every other influence which it exerts, we see the promotion of good
While the confiding love of innocent children, the gratitude of
parents and the esteem of friends makes our profession a delightful
one, there are sad and solemn duties connected with it.
The sick chamber is sometimes the birth-place of sorrowful
memories ; to the true physician it has a peculiar sanctity. He
must carry to it a clear head and an unclouded intellect. The rich
and the poor, the beautiful and the ugly and deformed, alike claim
his attention. Human passion, love, even grief itself, must be put
aside, so that nothing may obscure his mental vision.
His mission is often of the most delicate character, and some-
times calls for the exercise of all his courage and fortitude. He is
called to meet alone the grim tyrant, death, and is expected to be
calm and collected while all around are unnerved and trembling
with the agony of fear.
How the anxious wife or mother breathlessly watch his every
movement, and seek to detect some expression from which she
may derive hope. The assembled friends and suffering patient re-
gard him as the agent of the angel of life, and in their presence no
fear must blanch his cheek or shake his nerve.
His duties often call him to the bedside, where he listens to the
first plaint of helpless innocence, and also sometimes to the last
moan of the departing spirit, when his words of comfort and con-
solation place him in the two-fold attitude of physician to the soul
Gentlemen, are we prepared to take upon ourselves these solemn
There are still other foes which we must encounter beside the
grim tyrant, death. Allopathic physicians, with sneers, attempts
at ridicule, and, I am sorry to say, sometimes falsehoods, stand in
our path. There are many, very many in that school who will not
stoop to such practices, and we all have many personal friends
among them ; all such command our respect ; but that other large
proportion of physicians who tell one person that there is nothing
in Homoeopathic pills but sugar of milk, and within a half an hour
relate how the Homoeopathic pellet contains the most deadly and
concentrated poisons, we must meet with prompt cures, and leave
an intelligent public to decide between us.
Among the many objections urged against us are the following,
of which the most frequently used is Quack ! Quack ! Now,
gentlemen, you who have lived upon the farm know when you
hear that sound in the poultry yard, that it is a note of alarm
among the geese. An intelligent, well educated Homoeopathic phy-
sician once settled in an enterprising town in Ohio, and the first
morning after moving into his house he found that his Allopathic
friends had tied a string to his door knob, thence around a duck's
leg, and thence across the sidewalk to a post, so that every person
passing along would trip upon the string, pull upon the duck's leg,
and cause it to cry quack. This was a very ingenious contrivance,
and no doubt reflected great credit upon its inventors, but it had
the effect also to advertise the Homoeopathic doctor, who ever after
had all the practice that he desired.
It is often asked, why, if your method of cure is so superior to
all others, was it not discovered before ? For the same reason that
the telegraph and many other late improvements were not There
cannot be any strength in such little pills. The little pellet. The
little pill doctor. Homoeopathy amounts to nothing but an old
woman with a few little pills and a book under her arm to look up
the symptoms in, and many other such remarks are made. We
might with more truth say that Allopathy amounts to nothing but
a horse doctor, with his quart bottles and big pills, but that would
not be gentlemanly, besides it is not well to imitate them in anything.
The objection that we sometimes take a book to the bedside to
study out the case, is a most ridiculous one. Yet many people
would turn a Homceopathician out of the house for doing so, while
at the same time they would have no confidence in their lawyer if
he should give an opinion on a very intricate case without referring
They sometimes say our cures are the effect of imagination. A
graduate of this class, while visiting a family in this city, was told
that a favorite mocking bird had convulsions, sometimes twenty in
a day, and they feared they should lose him. A few pellets of
Belladonna were given him, and he had no more convulsions for
three months. The mocking bird, no doubt, had a very vivid
The same is just as true of infants and horses. But say they —
when a patient recovers under our treatment, whom they had given
up to die — the crisis had come, and the patient was just ready to
recover. What a convenient thing it is to have the Homoeopathic
doctor and the crisis come together. This crisis that our Allopathic
friends speak of is the little pellet which the Homoeopathic physi-
cian brings in his pocket-case.
Our infmitessimal doses are objected to because they are believed
to be too weak to accomplish such great results. There is a mys-
tery in it, but "God works in a mysterious way, his wonders to
perform." All of the normal operations of nature are performed
silently and by means apparently inadequate to the end to be
attained. True, we sometimes have a volcano vomiting forth its
burning lava, but that may be an abnormity equivalent, in nature,
to an allopathic dose of ipecac, -or perhaps sulphur, upon the human
system, and old mother Nature may be said to have something
analagous to an ague shake when we feel the heaving and trembling
of the fearful earthquake. But take for instance one of the many
silent forces that are continually operating around us. The dew
which silently descends during the still hours of night, and like a
wreath of glittering diamonds adorns the brow of morning, is
soon dispelled by the heat of the morning sun, but it leaves its
impress there, and in due time the face of nature blooms with
flowers, and the fields ripen for the harvest. So with our infinites-
simal doses ; silently they descend into the deepest recesses of the
human organism, and in their mysterious way release the vital
forces of nature, and soon the bloom of health appears upon the
pallid cheek, and a harvest time of happiness and joy ripens in the
A reason which is sometimes given by the old school for our
cures, is "the mental influence which we exert over our patients."
Of course this argues that Homoeopathic physicians have greater
mental powers than they, else why do not they cure by the same
means. " The influence of the curative power of nature, the ef-
forts of which are not interfered with by Homoeopathy," is another
reason sometimes urged. If they believe this why do they not
leave nature to cure their patients, without resort to their drugs ?
Certainly common honesty would dictate such a course.
But why is Homoeopathy so popular? O, say they, it is the " fly-
ing reports of our cures bruited about in the community by the
loose tongue of Madame Eumor " that has gained its popularity. Do
they never make cures so that the loose tongue of Madame Rumor
might bruit them about in the community?
I heard a distinguished professor in one of the colleges, this
winter, tell a class of over three hundred students that our cases of
reported cures of Pleurisy were not Pleurisy at all, but simply
cases of stitch in the side, which would get well without medicine.
The truth is we seldom have severe cases of Pleurisy, because we
cut them short before they become fully developed. It would be
strange if a Homceopathician, with a practice equal to his Allo-
pathic neighbor, should not have his proportion of cases of Pleu-
risy. I wonder they do not argue that patients of Homoeopathic
physicians know they cannot cure Pleurisy, and therefore do not
think it worth while to have it. It would be as sensible as many
of the reasons which they give for our cures.
They tell the community that Homoeopathicians are not well
educated medical men ; that they know nothing of Pathology and
Diagnosis. Gentlemen, I believe ours is the only college in the
country that has a chair devoted exclusively to Pathology and
Diagnosis. It is true we do not consider it of paramount import-
ance, for, with us, to heal the sick is of the first importance, while
we may use Pathology and Diagnosis to aid us in the cure. It
makes but little difference to the patient what name we give the
disease if he makes a speedy recovery. Although it might flatter
the vanity of a Professor to be able to show the liver and lungs of
the patient who appeared before the class two weeks before, as a
triumphant demonstration of a superior knowledge of Diagnosis, it
certainly would not answer the requirements of the patient who
had placed himself in his hands to be cured. Such exhibitions we
have seen again and again during the present winter, at the great
hospitals in this city.
Besides calling us quacks, they call us irregulars. They say we
are not regular because we do not practice according to the old es-
tablished mode which has received the sanction of centuries. A
logical deduction from such premises would be that the only regu-
lar mode of traveling by land and sea would be by stage coaches
and sail vessels, while railroad and steamboat travel would be
A system of persecution has at times been adopted, only equalled
by the Christian Church. The Greek, Eoman, German Protestant
and American Puritan Churches have, each in their turn, persecu-
ted those whom they chose to call heretics, until the advance of
civilization and liberal ideas, especially in this country, has given
to all the right of free thought and expression on all religious topics.
In Medicine this tolerance has not been so freely accorded ; but
medical men will soon learn that the world has advanced beyond
that period when any sect in medicine, as well as in politics or re-
ligion, can enjoy a monopoly of rights. No man will be ostracized
because he entertains opinions peculiar to any medical sect. We
ought to welcome into the ranks of medicine any well educated and
duly graduated physician, whether he be a Homoeopath, Eclectic,
Hydropath, Allopath, or member of any sect or school.
If all medical men thought alike on medical subjects there would
be an end to progress ; therefore, let there be amicable discussions
upon all medical topics.
We cannot expect all Homoeopathists to be high attenuationists ;
let us then welcome them as low attenuationists, for they are far in
advance of the old school. The same, in a measure, is true of the
Eclectic and Hydropath. Although they do not come up to our
standard of right, we welcome them into the ranks of medicine,
because they show their independence of old traditions, and mean
to be untrammeled by ancient dogmas. They also have made a
great step in the path of progress.
How illiberal and foolish it would be for members of one religious
sect to denounce all others as heretics, schismatics and infidels, and
attempt to shut them out from all social rights and privileges, by
circulating slanders and defaming their private characters. Yet
this course has been systematically pursued by the unscrupulous
and illiberal portion of the old school. No slanders have been too
vile for them to use against us. They have not only persecuted
us, but they have persecuted members of their own school when
one of them has ventured to promulgate new ideas.
How were the teachings of the immortal Harvey, in regard to
circulation, first received ? They were treated with irony and con-
tempt, and a torrent of persecution followed him through life. He
was, in derision, called the Circulator ! meaning quack or vagabond.
The united efforts of his enemies to destroy him were so far suc-
cessful that he lost the greater part of his practice.
The same College of Physicians, who, in after years, opposed the
improvements of Montague and Jenner, made the circulation of
the blood the subject of their bitterest satire, and many refused to
meet him in consultation, a practice which is scrupulously imitated
by many of their brethren at the present time.
The curative power of Cantharides, in dropsy, was discovered by
Dr. Groenvelt, in 1693. But the Doctor was soon committed to
Newgate, by a warrant from the President of the College of Phy-
sicians, for administering Cantharides internally !
Vaccination, the discovery of the immortal Jenner, which has been
of such incalculable value to mankind, like other discoveries, was
received with ridicule and contempt. Jenner was taunted and op-
pressed ; and the Royal College of Physicians refused to grant him
their license to practice his profession in London, even after the
value of vaccination had been admitted. The tide of opposition
did not stop here. The Bible and religious pretensions were made
engines of attack against him. Not only did some of the Clergy
unite their ordinary influence with the Medical Profession against
him, denouncing it as quackery, but endeavored to prove from the
Scriptures and the writings of the Fathers of the Church, that
vaccination was verily Anti-Christ.
The eminent French surgeon, Ambrose Pare, who first used the
ligature for wounded arteries in the place of the searing iron and
boiling pitch, was denounced as a crazy man, who would "hang a
man's life upon a thread."
A few years ago an intelligent Homoeopathic physician settled
in Charleston, S. C. He had been there but a few days when he
received notice that he must leave the place within a certain time,
or be tarred and feathered and rode out of town on a rail. Who
instigated the people to do that act?
The. whole history of the medical profession has been one of
persecution, from the days of Hippocrates to the present time.
In the beginning of the sixteenth century, when Galen flourished
as a medical writer, there arose a man whose name was Theophrastes
de Hohenheim. He assumed the name of Paracelsus. He was
for a time the most distinguished physician in the profession. He
became a professor in the University of Basle. But because he
wrote a book in which he declared that Surgery — an art which at
that time was ranked among the meanest occupations — should be
practiced by physicians, and because he introduced Antimony,
Mercury, and other minerals among the list of remedial agents, his
own school denounced him as the "prince of quacks," and falsely
accused him of assuming to himself the name of Phillipus, Aure-
olus, Theophrastes, Paracelsus, Bombastes de Hohenheim. Whilst
his own offspring — the modern Allopathic school — have at last in
the nineteenth century, progressed to that point in medical science
where this really great man left it, in the sixteenth century, they
have not outlived thapropensity to heap abuse upon him, and they
still delight to call him the "prince of quacks."
Thus an innumerable host of great men in the profession have
been persecuted by each other, yet each one has added something
towards the building of the great medical edifice. For centuries it
has been in process of erection, but no law guided the workmen in
their choice of material or in the construction of the several parts.
Each one brought his contribution, many of them beautifully carved
pieces, and laid them one upon the other. Here Tuscan, Doric,
Ionic, Corinthian, and composite orders of architecture, are brought
together in one incongruous mass. No master workman had
charge of the work ; no plans were laid upon the trestle board. A
magnificent ruin, with its massive columns and vaulted roof. For
centuries the voice of old Time came sounding down those grand
old aisles, re-echoing and reverberating among the broken columns
and heaps of rubbish. But alas ! it was an uncertain sound, bro-
ken and confused. In the course of time there arose a master in
his profession, who with attentive ear and patient step threaded
those labyrinths, going back among those corridors, beneath those
broken arches and crumbling pillars, until he received the grand
key by which this temple could be built, a beautiful and symmetri-
cal whole. His brother workmen stoned him and drove him away
from the temple, but patient perseverance and superior skill has
rebuilt much of it. The new work is perfectly fitted in all its
parts, a beautiful harmony of proportions exists, and a grand sym-
metrical edifice is being erected, which is destined to be the wonder
and admiration of the world. Gentleman, that master workman
was the illustrious Hahnemann, and his medical temple is destined
to be the triumph of Homoeopathy.
I trust that the skill which we shall bring to the work for the
rebuilding of this temple will always be in accordance with the
plan of the great master, and that none of us shall have occasion,
in our later years, to regret that we had neglected his plan and
brought work to the temple which had no fitness for any part of it.
And now, in behalf of the members of the Institute, I bid fare-
well to the good people, and particularly the ladies of Philadelphia,
among whom we count many near and dear friends. And to the
able professors of the Homoeopathic College, under whose teachings
we have sat during the winter, farewell, and may they live long to
bless mankind with the teachings of pure Homoeopathy.
OFFICERS AND FACULTY" OF MEDICINE.
JOSEPH P. HARVEY, M. D.
JOSEPH R. TANTUM, M. D.
JAIRUS ROBERT ELY, M. I).
C. W. BOYCE, M. I).
Institutes and Practiw.
HENRY N. MARTIN, M. D.
WILLIAM WILLITS, M. D.
Obstetrics and Diseases of Womenand Children
W. H. NEVILLE, M. D.
Special Pathology and Diagnostics.
A. H. CLAYTON, M. D.
E. K. BANCROFT, M. D.
H. REYNOLDS, M. D.
A. H. EHRMAN. M. D.